Starlight Theatre: Amarillo rockers Jonathon Guidi & Touching Voodoo will bring the jam out at the Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

High Noon on the Square: Esquire Jazz Band comes home to downtown Amarillo for a zippy time at Center City’s lunchtime tradition. Lunch is provided by Bubba’s 33. (noon Wednesday; lunch $8; 806-372-6744)

“Black Widow”: The Marvel Cinematic Universe comes roaring back with this highly anticipated thriller, the long-awaited solo spotlight on Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff (and, potentially, the introduction of her MCU replacement?). (Opens Thursday)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo party band The Solano Project will bring the rock for this week’s installment of the concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Don’t miss the dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; $10)

Amarillo Bombers: The city’s pro soccer team returns to the field to take on the Wichita Wings. (7 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25)

“Newsies”: Seize the day and grab your tickets for ALT Academy’s production of the popular stage adaptation of the Disney musical. (Friday through Sunday and July 15 to 18; ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $18 adults, $15 children; 806-355-9991)

Amarillo Community Market: Get your pick of the best from local crafters, artisans and more. (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Nazareth German Fest and Suds & Sounds: The 49th-annual festivities kick off at 9:30 a.m. with an arts and crafts show, the 11 a.m. German sausage dinner, kids’ games and more, then move into high gear at the 6:30 p.m. music festival, featuring Mitchell Ford & The Volunteers, Next to Kin, Hogg Maulies and headliners Dylan Wheeler and Dirty River Boys. (July 10; Nazareth Community Hall and Nazareth Ball Park; lunch $8 children and $12 adults; music fest $30 at gate)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football team hits the gridiron for a game against the Arlington Longhorns. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10 to $40, plus fees)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Polk Street Jazz will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; $12)

Kevin Fowler: The Amarillo boy comes home for a rocking night at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Also on tap this weekend at the outdoor venue: Van Halen tribute band VHX at 7 p.m. Friday for High Plains Food Bank’s Foodstock concert series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to 50)

Yellow City Comedy: The local comedy troupe headlines a downtown show hosted by Fedo Will. (8 p.m. Saturday; Craft Cocktail Lounge, 624 S. Polk St.; tickets $10)

Fellow American: It’s a night of Top of Texas rock at the Golden Light Cantina with the Lubbock-based headliners alongside Native Crowds and Derek Porterfield. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; $10)


  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.

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